Naturally-colored hair can be a treat, but sometimes we all just want to shake things up a bit with a new hair color. Never before has changing the look of your locks been so easy or in style as right now, so it’s a great time to think about switching to a cool new color! Of course, when it comes to American classic looks, everyone loves a blonde, as they say. And, lucky for you adorers of golden hair, blonde is in right now in a big way, with everyone from celebrities to fashion models sporting the color!
When you’re thinking about going blonde, what you want to think about first is what shade of blonde will work best for your skin. While you can always dye your hair any color you want, certain tones of blonde will look better on different types of skin. The rule of thumb for going blonde is simple: the lighter the skin, the lighter the blonde should be and the darker the skin, the darker the blonde should be. If you’re pale-skinned, ultra-light blondes (even almost white) can look incredible. If you tend to tan, light blondes may contrast strangely with your skin, but caramel blonde tones can be pulled off with great success. If you think you’re somewhere in the middle, sandy blondes and golden blondes will work incredibly well.
Now, let’s get down to the fun part and look closer at a few blonde shades! Blonde hair
color falls on a shade scale that goes from cool to warm, with those in-between known as neutral shades. Which part of the scale a shade falls on is pretty easy to determine; simply ask yourself if it’s closer to white or closer to golden/light brown. Those that fall closer to white are cool, while golden and light brown are more warm tones.
Cool blonde hair colors include the lightest colored blondes out there. These include everything from just a tick from white to those with just a hint of yellow in them, and they’re absolutely gorgeous against pale skin. Platinum blondes are included in this part of the spectrum, and they’re also some of the most popular and hip colors out there right now. In fact, some people are taking the whole platinum blonde thing to the next level and going with full-on white hair these days!
Neutral blonde colors are those that seem neither white nor golden, but are a soft yellow sandy color in between. Most people will look great with neutral blondes, and the look can be spiced up with lighter highlights for a truly unique look. The term “honey blonde” is often applied to neutral blondes, though that can also be a bit of a warmer hair color, depending on how it’d done.
Speaking of warm, those with deeper skin tones often think that they can’t make blonde look good, but we at HairBetty say that’s not true! You just need to find the right shade and the right colorist, and you can pull off blonde just as well as anyone ever has. Think sandy, classic golden or even so-called “dirty” blondes that have shades of brunette mixed in. One interesting look we think takes some courage to try, but looks amazing if done right, is to throw out the rule book and go platinum blonde or white on very dark skin. If you’re just a little tan, this can come off as strange looking, but if you have a deep, rich skin tone, it can look amazing.
Past these standard blonde looks, there are some seriously cool unique shades that use blonde of their base. The most commonly known of these, of course, is the strawberry blonde hair color, which adds a hint of red or auburn to a blonde that’s usually of a lighter shade. In addition to that, many people these days have been using blonde as the base color for exciting bits of color, including individual streaks of colors such as red or deep blue and green or interesting highlights like the ombre hair look. Blonde is our favorite look for these great and ultra-modern coloring ideas, and it can be a great way to give your look a little more oomph.
To check out a few different looks of blonde hair coloring, give the HairBetty search engine
a whirl and see what our hair experts have collected! Once you’ve done that, all it takes is to bring your look into an expert stylist who can give you the stunning blonde color of your dreams. People say that blondes have the most fun; why not give that theory a try and go blonde today?